The Conference will count with speakers and thought leaders from various Emerging Market Economies across the globe. Sub-Saharan Africa will have a prominent position in the panels and debates.
IESE together with UNCTAD will organize Ministerial discussions on Trade and Growth at UNCTAD XIV summit. The 14th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development will bring together Heads of State and Government, Ministers and other prominent players from the business world, civil society and academia to tackle global trade and development issues.
African Art & Symbolism was the theme of the event held last 8 July at IESE NY. The initiative was promoted by H./USA Committee. A lesson was given by Prof. Diane Wilson who teaches African Civilization at the NYC College of Technology. The audience enjoyed a photo exhibit entitled “The 3 Loves” by Mark Beach.
IESE-Africa Think Tank
A round table discussion brought together a diverse group of senior business executives from the Ivory Coast, including some participants from the Advanced Management Program of the MDE Business School who are at IESE’s campus to take a module this week.
Financial Times for Executive Education
“Thanks to our international campuses, our deep network of alliances across five continents, and the development of innovative methodologies in our programs, we have entered a virtuous circle of learning that allows us to keep improving year after year.” We top the ranking of the best business schools, followed by IMD, HEC Paris, CCL and Harvard Business School.
Under the theme Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation, the WEF on Africa (Kigali,11-13 May), has brought together regional and global leaders to discuss digital economy catalysts that can drive structural transformation, strengthen public-private collaboration, and agree on actions that can deliver shared prosperity across the continent.
Research will focus on ending energy poverty in Africa
How can alternative energy have a positive impact on social development in the world's poorest countries? The new Fuel Freedom Chair for Energy and Social Development will address this question.
“In the next 20 years, we are going to see a lot of good things come out of Africa,” explained the dean of IESE, Jordi Canals, in an interview with the BBC last May. Africa is featured on the cover of the new Alumni Magazine. In an extensive report, featuring testimonials from professors and alumni, we analyze the awakening of Africa and how the practice of management has developed on the continent.
Intrepid adventures, sun-seekers, beach lovers – your Africa Business Club is excited to announce the first ever South Africa Trek! Where better to see the rising dawn of 2017 than from the beaches of Cape Town. Escape the European winter cold and head south! We currently envisage a one-week trip to Cape Town, starting around 27/28th December, until early January, where after many of us will head north to the Nairobi module - what a great way to reduce the marginal flight costs!!
The Social Entrepreneurship Network, a platform directed by Profs. Antonino Vaccaro and Joan Fontrodona, has stepped up its activity level considerably in recent weeks. Five MBA students will collaborate next summer with the NGO ACTEC and ICU on various projects around the world. Four other EMBA students have already started working with Indego Africa Project to increase the company's social impact in Africa.
The IESE’s Center for Business in Society and Africa Initiative is very happy to invite you to the vision of the Poverty, Inc. Documentary on April the 11th from 17:00 to 19:00 PM in Aula Magna. Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of the international aid system and proposes a more systemic and realistic solution based on social entrepreneurship and empowering strategies. A discussion led by Professor Antonino Vaccaro and Alejandro Lago will follow the vision of Poverty Inc.
The Nairobi Module
Africa has stolen the heart of the IESE MBA program. Following the successful module in Nairobi, Eduardo Obis, Andrea Paslaru and José Luis Martín-Oar, three of the 52 MBA students who traveled to Kenya, talked about their unforgettable experience on the radio station COPE. Click on the headline to listen to the podcast!
52 students participated in the 3rd edition of the MBA module in Nairobi: a new record, which shows the growing interest in Africa. For two weeks, master's students had a chance to get a firsthand look at the business potential of the continent. Dean Jordi Canals recalls that, for many years, IESE has collaborated in the development of business schools in Nigeria, Kenya and Ivory Coast. It is an intense and impactful experience.
Think Tank explores “real and practical” approaches to challenges for business
African diplomats, researchers and academics joined co-Director of the IESE African Initiative, Alejandro Lago, on campus in Barcelona to attempt to identify what needs to be done to address Africa’s challenges in “real and practical terms,” and provide insight and knowledge relevant to managers and organizations doing business in Africa.
Barcelona, Saturday 28th November 2015
Run4Africa was organized by students from the Executive MBA and Full Time MBA. All funds raised have been donated to the international aid foundation Mary's Meals. Thanks to all the 200 people who joined us!
While historically, multinationals have been seeing an increase in revenue in African countries, performance and market share remain low – their growth hampered, says Terlica, by their failure to grasp how the middle class consumer is evolving across the continent.
Pan-African MBA students share insight at IESE Barcelona module
More than 100 executives from Kenya and Nigeria are at IESE to attend the “Managerial Decisions Across Cultures” module of the EMBA, which digs deep into globalization and strategy.
Ibukun Awosika is one of the newest members of IESE’s International Advisory Board. She is an entrepreneur, author and TV show host. A strong advocate for ethical business, she sits on the boards of many prestigious companies, including the First Bank of Nigeria and Cadbury, and founded the Afterschool Graduate Development Centre in Lagos in 2007 to address unemployment in Nigeria.
We have a clear mission: “Helping to develop sustainable business leadership in Africa in order to have a positive and lasting impact on African society.”
IESE Insight - First Quarter 2015
Companies around the world are setting their sights on Africa as a new frontier for business. However, as with other emerging economies, African ones are tricky to navigate for the uninitiated. This article introduces the five pillars that companies need to consider in the African context.